David Isaac Murray (born August 27, 1983, in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an entrepreneur and performer based in Silicon Valley. He has co-founded two companies, served as an executive for two 40-person firms, and he has held leadership roles at both Google and Atari.
His professional accomplishments include:
- Serving as head of product for Raptr, a social network for gamers with over ten million users, and Inform, a startup based in New York that uses semantic technology to power sites like Newsweek, CNN, and more.
- Leading the user experience design and development for video games including Star Trek Online and Champions Online.
- Receiving Google's coveted EMG and Founders' Awards for his work on Gmail, being responsible for half of the product. In parallel, David managed Google's first internal launch of Google Lively, and he served as deputy to Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Product Management.
- Independently developing creative works, such as an award-winning PC video game and programs which convert names and images to tonal music.
David holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University (2009) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University (2006) as a triple-major in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction (B.S.), and Voice Performance (B.F.A.). He is currently a member of the Alumni Advisory Board for Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science.
David holds several honors, including:
- Google Founders' Award
- Google EMG Award
- Phi Beta Kappa
- School of Computer Science Alumni Award for Excellence
- Andrew Carnegie Society scholar
- Mortar Board Senior Honor Society member
- National Society of Collegiate Scholars member
- Cum Laude Society member
- President of the U.S.'s Student Service Award
Beyond his professional accomplishments, David has performed in dozens of operas, musicals, and theatrical productions, including solos with the Opera Festival di Lucca, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera San Jose, and the award-winning Lord of the Rings symphony conducted by Howard Shore. He sings in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin, and more; he can quickly learn new languages and accents for both song and theatre.
David speaks fluent Spanish, plays the piano, composes music, and has a love for animals, video games, volleyball, Chinese and Japanese culture, and taking risks, wherever they may be.